General News of Friday, 29 December 2017
MTN Ghana Foundation has organized Christmas parties for about 3,000 children in select schools across the country.
The Christmas parties were held for children at Bethesda Basic School-Glefe/Mpoasei Dansoman, Mampong School for the Deaf, Mampong, Sekondi School for the Deaf and Zuarungu community.
A statement issued by Mrs Georgina A. Fiagbenu, Acting Corporate Services Executive, MTN Ghana said Christmas parties formed part of activities marking MTN Ghana Foundation’s 10th Anniversary.
It said as part of the activities, MTN Ghana Foundation also presented teaching and learning aids such as pens, pencils, crayons, erasers, sharpeners, rulers, story books, textbooks and A4 sheets to management of the schools.
The statement said the children were also taken through some fun activities that test both their cognitive and psychomotor abilities such as reading, drawing and dancing.
It said MTN Ghana Foundation took the opportunity to engage directly with the children while fulfilling two of its three focus areas, which are, Education and Health.
Mrs Fiagbenu said “Christmas is a season of love, sharing and more importantly for giving back to the needy in society.”
She said the Foundation identified with the reason for the season and “we took advantage of the occasion to express love to the kids by sharing food and learning materials.”
She said Christmas meant a lot of children and our staff volunteers were pleased to spend time with them.
Over the years, MTN Ghana Foundation has worked with other organisations to organise Christmas parties for children.
On 26th December the MTN Ghana Foundation distributed hampers to mothers of babies who are born on the 25th of December at selected hospitals across the country.